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points of a plan-- no details. but what we can probably gather from this plan-- it has big tax increases in it and all the spending cuts will happen in the out years. well, how many times do politicians think they can pull that one over on the american people? >> reporter: the split among republicans made it difficult for party leaders to determine just what might pass the house. whatever it turns out to be, it still must be acceptable to senate democrats and ultimately to the president. this morning, the senate's majority leader democrat harry reid challenged house speaker john boehner to take matters in hand. >> right now, i'm at a point where we need to hear from the house of representatives. we've planned to go forward over here, but until we hear from the house all our work is for naught. i await word from the speaker. >> reporter: in the meantime, there's general agreement that translating the complex gang of six plan into legislation and votes before august second, is likely unrealistic. that could put the short-term emphasis back on a senate backup plan to let the president raise
and what doesn't get paid. another big story right now, a massive and dangerous heat wave is gripping much of the nation. here's how it looks and feels across the country. take a look at the red quarter. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today, in the southeast, temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and more than just uncomfortable, it's dangerous. heat has already claimed the life of at least one person in illinois and adding to that, the heat is causing drought conditions in the deep south to intensify. also this morning, hundreds of thousands still without power in the chicago area after strong thunderstorms rolled through. officials warn the power there might not be back on until saturday. let's go live to rob marciano outdoors this morning, silly rob, in atlanta's piedmont park. sun still not up, so it's still probably manageable there. but a lot of the south waking up this morning to 80 degrees overnight or higher. >> yeah. that's the thing. really hasn't cooled down much overnight, ali. even if you're out before the sun comes up you're still fee
a big jobs generator, the place they call the space coast. but in particular today i spent some time talking with travis thompson who has spent 33 years here at the kennedy space center working on the shuttle program. he is the lead technician on the clogout crew, the guys who button them up, the astronauts, strap them in, shut the door and send them off to space. he and his team, it was a very emotional day for them. as they were finishing up their job they had put together a series of cards with messages talking about their appreciation for the program, their patted rotism and frankly -- patriotism and their sadness, and the final word was god bless america, held by travis thompson himself. this is travis thompson's last day on the job, after 100 shuttle missions, getting the crews strapped in and ready to go to space, tomorrow he has no job. where he is going to go to work. as he said, my job is putting human beings in spacecraft to go to space. i don't see a lot of prospects for doing that somewhere else. so it is a poignant moment for him. >> so finally, miles, look back with us
for the auto industry. we examine the new round of labor talks between the u.a.w. and detroit's big three. >> ifill: ray suarez gets an update on the turmoil in libya. >> brown: and we close with a paul solman story about a convicted murderer and middle school dropout who now makes $80,000 a year after completing college while behind bars. >> these are my dreams. i fit in right here, but this is what i'm looking at, this is where i want to be, this is where i can be, this is where i deserve to be. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities, providing jobs, keeping people at work. they depend on us. >> the economy depends on them. >> and we depend on them. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting scie
was the big question. it was cleveland himself who recommended going on a boat. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> well, the best companies are driven by new ideas. >> our history depends on new ideas. we spend billions on advanced technologies. >> it's all about investing in the future. >> we can find new energy-- more cleaner, safer and smarter. >> collaborating with the best in the field. >> chevron works with the smartest people at leading universities and tech companies. >> and yet, it's really basic. >> it's paying off everyday. and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: senate democrats vowed to stay in session around the clock to resolve the debt crisis. house republicans modified their plan
into phone hacks and bribes to the police. >>> some of the other big stories we're keeping an eye on. we are learning president obama plans to meet with house and senate democratic leadership this afternoon at the white house. 2:50 p.m., to be exact. this all because we're less than two weeks away from the federal government defaulting on its obligations, and congress has yet to work out a deal. president obama's debt-cutting plan can't pass the house and the plan from house republicans can't pass the senate. house speaker john boehner reiterated tuesday that default is not in the cards. and also on tuesday, the so-called gang of six unveiled their plans. it was called, quote, more plan to have a plan. republicans are united against any tax increases, and democrats are against inentitlement reform. >>> american airlines is replacing its fleet with hundreds of new planes from boeings and airbuses. the new aircraft order will replace the fleet with more fuel efficient planes. it calls for 460 planes. boeing says the new planes are 5% more fuel efficient than older generations that were bui
in september. >> big sports news this afternoon. we turn our attention to san francisco giants go.ing to have a new bat in the line up tomorrow, perhaps, there is a trade in the works sending top pitching prospects zach wheeler to the mets that can become official tomorrow. and he can be in a giants uniform. the giants struggled lately and belltran might be the bat they need. expect him to hit in the middle of the order. and that is a get. >> giants are signaling and going for it. >> and it's just head. frightening moments for a father taking a trip with his son. the leap of faith he had to take when his 3-year-old tumbled towards a water fall. >> volunteers who are stepping in to clean state parks, some are in danger of shutting down. >> and take a look at traffic now. there are things moving smoothly. there is lovely weather here. spencer christian is here with a look at the forecast. >> and there is a heat wave spread across the country. and up in the upper mid west into great lakes, thunderstorms as well. despite quiet nature, it's still hot. and there is 101 in st. louis. 90 in chicago.
to take on our deficit is with a balanced approach. one where the wealthiest americans and big corporations pay their fair share too. >> reporter: meanwhile the leader of the democratic majority in the senate, harry reid, has been working on a competing proposal. it would raise the debt ceiling and cut $2.7 trillion in spending. the savings would come from federal agencies and defense spending but avoid controversial changes to entitlement programs and the u.s. tax code. >> so now all the republicans have to do is say yes. unfortunately, the republicans who used to run the congress on the caucuses are being driven by the radical, right wing that is so in tune with the tea party. they want their leaders to ignore the american people as they're doing. they want their leaders to ignore the business leaders like the chamber of commerce that they're ignoring. and even a majority of republicans around this country want something to happen and they're refusing to do that. >> reporter: this afternoon reid's plan got official endorsement from the white house spokesman describing it as a
big ten may not have to worry so much about fans like this guy. >>> well, a lot of folks in los angeles probably like to think that they are royalty but today the real thing paying the city of angels a little visit. new video in to fox news of prince will yamed an william ae arriving at los angeles international airport. the royal couple on their way to beverly hills and we are live coming up next. >>> plus, what is the worldcoming to when a ba nan p that a attacks a gorilla. >> kind of like a spartan from 300 kind of except he was a banana. [ male announcer ] built like a volkswagen. the 2011 tigua [ grunts ] control your budget? yes. our "name your price" tool shows you a range of options. you pick a price that works for you. perfect. only one thing could make this better. both: '80s montage! ♪ progressive '80s montage ♪ he drops some boxes, but it's okay ♪ ♪ we keep dancing ♪ hey! it's that guy! ♪ progressive "name your price" tool, yeah! ♪ helping you save. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >> shepard: the end of don't ask don't tell may not comple
on the news at 9:00. coming up, a backlash against blight. local banks get the blame for the big messes left behind in san jose's foreclosure crisis. the looming deadline on lifting the debt ceiling. who is telling the truth and who is stretching it? an abc 7 news fact check. >>> i'm spencer christian. summer heat has arrived in the bay area and will take up residence for awhile. details in the accuweather forecast coming up. >>> plus, the dog that glows in the dark. does it hold the >>> in san jose today some angry people made an unusual bank betossity. instead of money their bags were loaded with trash. david louie reports on a protest over vacant foreclosed homes that have become dumping grounds. >> residents say they are fed up. some live here on sinbad avenue where foreclosed homes owned by banks become dumping grounds for trash. >> we had a lot of garbage and that makes the properties go down in prices and it is not fair for the people who live next to them. >> reporter: members of alliance for citizens of california bagged up the trash and delivered it to a branch of wells fargo bank,
. saved a bunch. that's a reason to switch. big savings -- it's a good look for you. [ blower whirring ] [blower stops] the safety was off. out there with a better way. now, that's progressive. >>> jury selection has started in the trial of polygamist leader warren jeffs, charged with sexual assaulted on a child and bigamy. police arrested jeffs after raid on the ranch run by his church in 2008. the fundamentalist chur of jesus christ of latter day saint saints is a breakaway sect of the mormon church. gary tuchman is here to talk about this. these are the most serious charges in terms of this trial he has ever faced. >> the most tearious charges, the viewers heard about warren jeffs a long time, on the fbi ten most wanted list, he was convicted in utah of a less serious charge but overturned because of faulty jury instructions. arizona dropped their charges because arizona convicted him no longer valid, now, very serious charges two charges of sexual assault against two girls 12 and 13 years old, jeffs accused of having relationships and a baby with the 13-year-old. very serious. what
from our east moving west ward. this is the big heat wave that is blanketed much of the nation. now moving towards california and towards the bay area. so let's move on and take a closer look at conditions 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning see some low cloud and fog that will mav locally inland overnight. all full back to the coast lake did and yesterday and have this pattern high pressure near the coast in the low to mid 60's and mainly 70's around the bay and 80's to low 90's in the warmest inland area. close in on the east bay kl skies sunny tomorrow afternoon. see high generally in the low 80's. 81 at san jose. 82 at campbell. peninsula high mainly in the mid upper 70's up to about 78 at palo alto mountain view low mid 60's on the coast at pacifica and a half moon bay downtown san francisco 67 tomorrow. 64 in the sun set district. north bay high mainly in the mid upper 80's. 86 at santa rosa. 87 calistoga but 91 at clover dale and 94 at ukiah. nearest bay high range from upper ask is to low to mid 70's then even into the upper 70's at cast from valley at fremont. inland e
this from the beginning. it's an intriguing day. >> this is, it's a big day. >> dave: let's start with the defense. what can they do? is there anything they can stress that would perhaps save her life? is there any chance of a not guilty verdict in your opinion? >> i don't think there's any chance of a not guilty. i think the best they can do is to save her life. the defense made outrageous claims in opening, but went the other way with their defense and helped the prosecution and sputtered to the close and the rebuttal is the final knockout punch. >> clayton: is there enough for the death penalty? that seems to be the question. because premeditation is ultimately the linchpin and maybe that's taken off the table. >> i don't think so. although it isn't a sure fire went for the first degree. what happened here, i think, what you're going to have is that if jeff ashton, if he puts this together in the right way for the jury and really kind of shows them what they can disregard and why, i think they still have a great chance because the biggest thing for the first degree murder conve
 there is a big enough -- there is a big enough, you know, slow groundswell out there that it reacts with journalists. deeply younger and younger editors in charge with less and less background, with n controls around them. as long as the profits are coming in, it's a river of go >> i would agree with toby elliott because this is not the failure of the press completely. there is a culture, which allowed a sword at cheeky he to get completely out of control and brake or troll barn side of the law. >> the guardian others indeed have lots of other generous actually took seven years and not to expose her. so you know, do we get these? i would say they generally are good to read. >> i think it is important to say that we look at the certain part of the press suggest that the press. you have to look across the media. the media as a whole is fantastically mixed. we have lots and lots of forecast in print and online, phenomenal stuff. and if you look a
a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: it was decision day in the house of representatives today as speaker john boehner faced a key test of his leadership, four days before the u.s. government could face default. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: house republicans pushed forward with a vote today on the speaker's plan, even as the measure faced a white house veto threat and a firm wall of opposition in the democratic- controlled senate. boehner's plan would cut the deficit by $917 billion over the next decade by capping the budgets of federal agencies. the proposal would also raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion enough to allow the government to continue
on tropical storm don expected to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year. don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-stricken texas within 24 hours. kevin reece of khou is on the coast in corpus christi, texas, for us this morning. >> reporter: corpus christi bracing for tropical storm don and the first tropical storm i can remember covering most of the people are glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are taken but corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in at least four months so people aren't afraid of this tropical storm and welcoming its actively. some recautions are being taken and going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but not worried about moving any of those boats. no evacuations planned. convention and visitors bureau say no extra precautions out of the ordinary are being taken and hotels are still filling up for tourists for the weekend. locals tell me they hope the tropical storm brings what corpus christi desperately needs, 3 to 5 inches of rain. they hope don stay too long but long enough to remind everyone here what ra
." >>> now for the latest on tropical storm don expected to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year, don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-string be texas in the next 24 hours. kevin hughes is in texas this morning. >> reporter: this is the first tropical storm i can remember covering where most of the people are actually glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are being taken but like the rest of texas corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in four months so people aren't afraid of the tropical storm, they're welcoming its arrival. they're going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but it's not severe enough they're worried about moving any of the boats. there are no evacuations planned, the visitors bureau says no extra precautions out of the ordinary are taken and hotels are filling up with tourists over the weekend. they are hoping it brings the three to five inches of rain. they hope don doesn't stay too long but long enough to remind everyone what rain looks like. conditions here are still extremely dry. right now everyone here i
the discipline of the market place because their size, complexity and interconnectedness made them too big to fail under the resolution processes in place at the time. the expectation of a large financial companies enjoyed the implicit backing of the federal government allow the managers of the company to book short-term profits while ignoring the buildup of tail risk in here in a complex mortgage instruments they held. in the financial market chaos that followed the september 2008 bankruptcy of lehman brothers, the expectation of government support persistent important financial institutions, or sifis, became a really good government assistance to financial institutions took on a variety of forms. a total commitment of almost $14 trillion by the spring of 2009. direct assistance to the largest financial institutions easy to short-term crisis of confidence in the interbank market. and our financial system began to function again. the policymakers fail to effectively attack the root cause of the problem, which was the enormous backload -- backlog of unaffordable and underwater mortgage loan
are making it more difficult to get there. so i'm a big fan of the navy with one important exception that is on that saturday in november when we play the army-navy football game. >> having gone from the naval academy into the marine corp., i don't watch that game very often. so -- but it does seem to me that we are at tend of another inevitable historical cycle here when we have extended ground combat deployments that expand the size of the active duty army into the marine corp. at the expense very often of what i would call national strategic assets like our operational navy. i think i'm hearing from you that the same thing i heard from secretary panetta that the 313 ship goal for the navy is a reasonable goal. would that be correct? >> well, my ingaugements over the past three months suggest to me that it is. but again, i think we had a conversation a bit earlier about how do we keep strategy at pace with resource decisions. so that comprehensive strategy review that we're doing should it seems to me re-enforce that or cause it to think differently about it. one of the things i th
tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 to the wealthy and big corporations, the so-called job creators, didn't create jobs in the private sector. indeed, only one million net new jobs were created between 2001 and 2009. all government jobs. the private sector reported minus 600,000 jobs. so much for giving tax breaks to the private job generators. some argue against all debt, but all debts aren't bad because all debts are not the same. a $50,000 gambling debt is bad because it has no return. the last decade shows that gambling on tax cuts for the rich to create jobs was bad. gambling on two wars and not paying for them was bad. gambling on a new prescription drug law that was unpaid for was horrible. and gambling on unregulated financial institutions that failed was bad. and they resulted in a housing market collapse, slow economic growth, high unemployment and huge deficits and debts, all bad. so i think we gambled enough on the theory that budget cuts and tax cuts generate private sector jobs and more taxes. the l-a-f-f-e-r is truly a laffer. republicans are right, we do have speaning prob
, you will continue to participate in this important work. stepping into big shoes following general carteret. i thank him for his great service and i hope you will continue to tributaries expertise to national security debates in the future. i urge you to focus immediately upon confirmation on improving the acquisition process. the department and its industry partners have stumbled again and again in producing weapons systems at affordable costs that without question the services desperately need. your involvement is also needed in furthering cyberdefense strategy and nuclear strategy in ensuring we achieve success in the middle east and libya in ensuring the demand for budgetary reductions does not result in loss of capabilities in the military diminished and unable to respond the defense of our vital national interests. general fraser come you are following in the steps of two outstanding leaders that u.s. transportation, general mcnabb and general schwartz. i'm sure you'll receive excellent mentoring and advice from them. last year, dod released the mobility capabilities and requ
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